Béla Bartók

Grand Teton Music Festival
Grand Teton Music Festival / Grand Teton Music Festival

Airs Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 1 p.m. Join us again for another series of 13 concerts recorded at the Grand Teton Music Festival under music director Donald Runnicles. On this concert the Takács Quartet takes center stage for a performance of Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 1 in A minor as well as the Adagio from Schubert's String Quintet in C major, D 956. The will be joined by cellist Kari Jane Doctor for the Schubert.

San Francisco Symphony On Stage
Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, July 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in a work that helped bribe Béla Bartók off his death bed. Also featured is ballet music by John Cage that mystified and outraged both music and dance communities. The symphony's principle tuba player Jeffrey Anderson performs in a North American premiere of a concerto based on an ancient legend.

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, July 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra continues its season under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas with a concert featuring Steven Braunstein on contrabassoon and violinist Alexander Barantschik in a concert featuring Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta by Bela Bartók, Urban Legend by Michael Tilson Thomas, and Ein Heldenleben, the Opus 40 of Richard Strauss.

Airs Monday, February 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra music director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to lead the orchestra in the Concerto for Orchestra for Bela Bartók along with Radial Play, Music by Samuel C. Adams. Then violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour will also join the orchestra for a performance of the Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin and Viola by Mozart and the concert will close with Debussy's Nocturnes. 

Airs Monday, Auguest 8, at 1 p.m. On this week's concert from the Cleveland Orchestra, music director Franz Welser-Möst returns to lead the orchestra in Violin Concerto No. 2 by Bela Bartók with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. The concert opens with the Symphonic Poem No. 4 called “Orpheus” by Franz Liszt and closes with Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta.

Craig Mathew / LA Opera

Airs Saturday, July 25, at 12 noon.  This week from the LA Opera it's a double bill featuring two seemingly disconnected works, Dido and Aeneas By Henry Purcell And Bluebeard’s Castle By Béla Bartók. The common thread? Tune in and find out. Steven Sloan will lead the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Dido and Aeneas staring Paula Murrihy as Dido and Liam Bonner as Aeneas, with Kateryna Kasper as Belinda, John Holiday as the Sorceress, Summer Hassen as Second Lady, G. Thomas Allen as First Witch and Darryl Taylor as Second Witch.